Home Energy Savings

Home is where the heart is; it’s also where home energy savings start. We’ve got home energy savings tips on everything from attic insulation and discovering air leaks to how to best run your appliances. Check out our 31 Days of Energy Savings guide to get started. Follow our appliance energy efficiency comparison series, including posts on gas vs. electric dryers and microwaves vs. toaster ovens vs. ovens.

Top energy saving inventions and innovations

Top Energy Saving Inventions and Innovations

New energy saving inventions are coming to market more and more frequently, largely to meet the demand of residential energy users who are increasingly aware of the need to be more efficient. Some are concerned about the environment.

Energy-Efficient TV Buying Guide & Energy-Saving Tips

Unplugging Appliances to Save Energy: Myth or Fact?

The unplugging-appliances-to-save-energy myth is actually not a myth at all. If you’re wondering whether unplugging appliances saves electricity, here are some answers.

What are smart showers?

What Are Smart Showers?

If you’re thinking of upgrading your bathroom, you might have heard about digital and smart showers. But what is a smart shower and its benefits?

How to read your electric meter

How to Read Your Electric Meter

Learning how to read an electric meter lets you directly monitor your energy usage. In addition to eliminating surprises in your electric bill, you can take greater control of your rate of usage to help reduce waste and increase efficiency.

Your guide to buying an energy-efficient home

A Guide to Buying an Energy-Efficient Home

If you’re thinking of buying real estate, consider buying an energy-efficient home. You could reduce your monthly utility costs by as much as 30 percent.

Smart laundry with phone

Your Guide to Smart Washers and Dryers

Laundry is an unavoidable chore for many, but there are ways to take it one step closer to effortless and get better performance from your appliances. The revolution in home automation extends even into the laundry room.

Does your air conditioner need shade?

Does Shade Help an Air Conditioner Save Energy and Perform More Efficiently?

Air conditioner shade has the potential to increase the efficiency and longevity of your air conditioning system. When your unit must operate in direct, all-day sunlight, it tends to run hotter and longer.

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When is the best time to water your garden

When is the Best Time to Water a Garden to Conserve Water?

Figuring out the best time of day to water your garden involves several factors. You’ll want to start by thinking about the growth cycles of the plants in your garden.

What’s an HVAC protection plan and how does it work?

What’s an HVAC Protection Plan and How Does It Work?

Now might be a good time to consider the benefits of having an HVAC protection plan. Heating and cooling protection plans ensure your systems are in good working order year-round.

Your guide to smart home wiring

Your Guide to Smart Home Wiring

Smart home wiring might seem like something that goes without saying now that seemingly everything is becoming wireless. But here’s the problem: The more wireless devices you connect to your network, the weaker the signal each receives.

Smart devices for managing and automating your garden

Smart Devices for Managing and Automating Your Garden

What is smart gardening, exactly? If you’re new to the term, it might be because it’s a relatively new idea.

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